Trade & Industry Articles

Small Enterprise Bill a big hurdle

......article dated 7 March 2022...... Hindrances with new Bill, not help.... Small business development Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has now tabled her controversial National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill, having earlier sought comments for...

Land Court bill to speed up land reform

.......article dated 7 March 2022......  Debate coupled to Expropriation Bill .... On the backburner for a number of years but now under the parliamentary microscope is a long-awaited mechanism to provide assistance with the long backlog of land...

B-BBEE Commission calls for non-compliance penalties

......  article dated 2 February 2022  ..... Commission says transformation too slow... A delegation from the B-BBEE Commission has told Parliament that far from satisfactory transformation results are being achieved by business and industry in...

Minister Creecy introduces Climate Change Bill

.......... article dated 2 April 2022........ Parliament gets compliance framework The Climate Change Bill has now been formally introduced to the National Assembly by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, Barbara Creecy, the aim of...

B-BBEE Commission calls for non-compliance penalties

......  article dated 2 February 2022  ..... Commission says transformation too slow... A delegation from the B-BBEE Commission has told Parliament that far from satisfactory transformation results are being achieved by business and industry in...

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Minister Creecy introduces Climate Change Bill

.......... article dated 2 April 2022........ Parliament gets compliance framework The Climate Change Bill has now been formally introduced to the National Assembly by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, Barbara Creecy, the aim of...

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Zikalala renews attack on judiciary

...... editorial  dated 2 April ......        Shifting the blame for failure..... It has happened again. Many have assumed that the disgraceful outpourings of Lindiwe Sisulu, who labelled the Constitution as an impediment in the way of the...

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Copyright Bill at provincial hearings stage

......article dated 5 October 2021..... Comments on final draft called for.... The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has now met on five separate occasions with the purpose of re-drafting portions of the Copyright Amendment Bill in order to...

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A light in the night

..... editorial posted 3 March 2022...... The judiciary could be winning against the radicals.... Some good things are beginning to happen at last.    If you can ignore the international breaking news endlessly pouring in with pictures of Putin’s...

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Countrywide report on expropriation reaches Parliament

 With the focus back on the original public works Expropriation Bill, a report on the countrywide public participation process has now reached Parliament, the input having now been consolidated by parliamentary staff who ventured for the first time into countrywide online public e-mail contributions and with hearings conducted by virtual input.

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Late changes on Employment Equity Bill

.....article dated 4 December 2021.... Compliance with regulations made easier..... Further parliamentary debate on more changes to the Employment Equity Amendment Bill is now programmed for February 2022 to account for certain minor changes...

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Private Security Industry Bill to become law

Minister Cele takes aim at private security industry ....article dated 10 October 2021.... Police Minister Bheki Cele’s private security industry Bill, originally drafted in 2012 but held back at the time, then sent to Parliament for further...

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PRASA still not on track

With theft and vandalism, PRASA still not on track .....article dated 10 October 2021..... Despite some good intentions and a new board and management, a read between the lines of the PRASA 2021 annual parliamentary report shows that PRASA is still...

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President refers back National Land Transport Bill

National Land Transport Bill should not diminish municipal powers On the difficult matter as to whether the National Land Transport Bill will diminish certain municipal powers or provincial powers when this and similar national legislation is...

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